Voices of the Heart: Asian American Women on Immigration, Work, and Family

Truman State University Press
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Asian American women have played significant roles in Asian American history, yet their voices are not often heard. A firsthand look at Asian women of the Midwest, Voices of the Heart is a comprehensive and comparative oral history that includes Chinese, Japanese, Filipina, Korean, and Asian Indian women, as well as the newer Asian groups of Vietnamese, Laotians, Hmong, Thais, and Pakistanis. Huping Ling gathers these women’s heartfelt stories about their journeys to America, their aspirations, their strides in education and employment, their cultural heritage, and their family dynamics. The women featured tell how their experiences align with their expectations of life in America, and the challenges of adjusting to a new culture while preserving their own. These colorful personal stories allow for a unique glimpse into the worlds of these often overlooked women. 
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About the author

Huping Ling has published seven books, including the 1999 Ford Foundation Award for Jinshan Yao: A History of Chinese American Women. She is professor of history at Truman State University and holds a doctorate from Miami University. 

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Publisher
Truman State University Press
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Published on
Sep 23, 2015
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Pages
424
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ISBN
9781935503897
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Women
Social Science / Emigration & Immigration
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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